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Nov. 21, 1930 — June 15, 2017

Betty “Irish Betty” (Callan) Ward, 86, of Albany, was born November 21, 1930, in Ireland.

She died Thursday, June 15, 2017, at her daughter’s residence in Mascoutah, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Catherine (McBride) Callan; her husband, Michael Ward whom she married in Castle Blaney, Ireland and who died June 2, 2000; four brothers, Jack, Gerard, Neil, and Cyril; and sister, Hyacinth Mooney.

She is survived by her children, Michael (Peggy) Ward of Brooklyn, New York, Catherine (Mark) Jarvis of Mascoutah, Illinois, Sharon Iademarco of Albany; grandchildren, Michael (Emily) Ward, Jennifer Ward, Kyle (Samantha) Jarvis, Savannah (Kody) Presswood, Cullen Jarvis, Taylor Iademarco and Michael Iademarco; great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Jarvis and Avery Ward; two sisters, Cissy Gillespie and Monica McConnon both of Ireland; and brother, Eamon Callan of Brooklyn, New York.

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting mollfuneralhome.com.

As per Betty’s wishes, her body will be cremated. There will be a celebration of life in Albany, with burial in Willamette National Cemetery, in Portland, at a later date.

Moll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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